The provably undrawable line with two origins illustrates a simple but important topological property
The concept of the open set is fundamental in topology. What is it, and why does it matter?
David Madore's online mazes let you explore complicated hyperbolic surfaces from the comfort of your favorite web browser.
Make a yourself or your favorite mathematician into a work of art as a tiling of the hyperbolic plane.
Topology is all about squishing and stretching; distance shouldn't matter. But the infinite earring illustrates the delicate interplay between topology and geometry.
Join me for a workshop on mathematics, temperament, and pitch perception at the Bridges math+art conference in Baltimore.
Are you a neurotic loner or a charismatic cult leader? Try this highly scientific personality test based on a parquet floor from one of Antoni Gaudí's Modernista masterpieces to find out...
The Fields Medalist's memoir gives us a glimpse into the emotional highs and lows of being a passionate mathematician.
Fabienne Serriere wants to hack an industrial knitting machine to make cellular automata scarves, and you can back her project on Kickstarter.
Mathematicians, like kleptomaniacs, take things literally. This is the story of how I finally snapped and wrote a strongly worded blog post about why literary disclaimers annoy me.
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